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Snake Dreaming

Snake Dreaming

Snake Dreaming

Regular price $12.90

This Snake Dreaming Cotton Fabric will make a wonderful addition to your Handkerchief collection. Recognised for its bold use of colour and iconography, this collection features a range of indigenous art by Warlukurlangu Artists. Perfect for quilts, cushion covers and tote bags!

The place depicted in this painting, Ngama, is located south of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. This Dreaming belongs to Nakamarra/Napurrurla women and Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. This story describes the journey of Yarripiri, an ancestral 'warna' (snake). He travelled from Wirnparrku near Mt. Liebig to Yimparlu, and continued its way through the territories of Ngapanangka-jarra, Warlajirryi, Kurnmundu, Yinyirrinyi on to Ngama. Later Yarripiri travelled further north via Mijirlparnta (Mission Creek) and right through to the top end of Australia. Yarripiri was very sad as his family had left him behind at Wirnparrku. He was blind and crippled, but he was determined to follow and search them out. He had to be carried. This was the job undertaken by the 'kurdungurlu'(ceremonial police) of the Dreaming: the Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men. Where Yarripiri's tail slumped and touched the ground creeks were formed, such as Mijirlparnta, west of Yuendumu. Yarripiri tracks and paths are often represented by arc shapes or curved lines depicted across the canvas.

Artist: Sharoline Nampijinpa Frank

The Handkerchief is individually packaged

  • Ready to Give - Packaged in our exclusively designed paper envelopes with no plastic, they are packaged ready to give or send to a loved one.  Gift wrapping with a personal message is available for all items.
  • Limited Edition – we only make a limited number of each design, we don’t mass produce our Handkerchiefs, we take time to source fabrics. As a Handkerchief lover, you will value the quality and craftsmanship of our exclusive range.

  • Quality & Care – our Handkerchiefs are created from 100% cotton fabrics and have a 1cm hem.  We wrap orders with tissue paper and finish with a fabric bow.


Edge: hemmed edge
Size: Medium 28x28cm / Large 34x34cm
Made: Australia by Hand

Fabric Type: Made from cotton - please note not as soft as a cotton lawn  
Composition: 100% Cotton
Care: Wash 40°C, line dry

Sorry we do not accept Returns for Change of Mind. 

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